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Black borders in mkv 1080p and HDTV

Postby mastoul » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:49 pm

Hello. I'd like to know how i can get rid of the black borders that appears up and down of my 1080p and 720p mkv movies. My tv is full HD but i still cannot see at full screen some videos
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Re: Black borders in mkv 1080p and HDTV

Postby CrispyXUK » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:02 am

What film is it? I'd imagine it's not 16:9 but wider, this is why the borders are there, most films are 2.35:1 which is quite a bit wider than 16:9.
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Re: Black borders in mkv 1080p and HDTV

Postby mastoul » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:20 am

Well i encounter the issue in many films. For example Dark night (some scenes are in full screen some not) 1080p mkv, Quantum of solace 1080p mkv and many other. Is there a way to transcode them in 16:9 or not? I'm realy dissapointed (not from this amazing software) because i bought recently a 46inch HDTV and i cannot see my films in full screen :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Black borders in mkv 1080p and HDTV

Postby Topguy » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:46 pm

Most movie lovers dont want to mess with the directors original vision so personally I wouldnt cut away parts of the original picture just to fill the screen (or even worse, stretch it),that is almost going back to 4:3 TV's again. Almost all movies made for cinema is made in an aspect ratio greater than 16:9 (1,78) so black bars will be present from all sorts of sources (bluray, cable, sat.. whatever).

(only reason parts of the Dark Knight sometimes has 16:9 format is because some scenes were shot with IMAX equipment.)

But what you want is probably possible by reading the manual to "mplayer/mencoder" and playing with the "mencoder" options in the transcoding setting. But in my (not so humble ;) ) opinion that is too much trouble and only depraves you of seeing the movie in the way it was meant to be seen...

(and that concludes todays rant)
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